Acla - The Achill Prophecy
A Cogar documentary for TG4
Duration: 25 mins
visit Achill Island today, you might hear locals talking about
the death train. The tale begins in the 17th century when
Brian Rua O' Cearbhain, a mystic from Belmullet prophesied
that fire carriages on iron wheels would one day come to the
island and that the first and the last would carry the dead.
At the time of the prophecy, trains hadn't yet been invented.
Neal Boyle brings to life the story of the Achill Islanders,
the period of the rail line and the chilling consequences
of the macabre prophecy in Tairngreacht Acla.